At Christmas, all the folks down here on the coast in North Carolina start talkin’ about snow, y’all. All over town, everywhere you go, if you stop long enough to talk to folks, you’ll hear comments like:
“It sure don’t seem like Christmas this year. I sure wish it would snow.”
“I love Christmastime, but I wish we could get a little snow.”
“Now all we need is a little snow for Santa and his reindeer.”
It seems we all get a hankerin’ for it the week before Christmas. I don’t know why. I think it has actually snowed here on Christmas all of about twice in the last hundred years. We had one, real, bonifide White Christmas in 1989. That year, the whole region was buried under 15 inches!
But seeing as how we only get snow about every 8 or 10 years in these parts, it’s a big deal around here. Last year, on January 20, we actually got 2 whole inches! Of course, all the schools closed, as did most of our businesses and all over town people were posting videos on Youtube and scraping snow off the car hoods to make bowls of snow cream.
The neighborhood kids were outside trying to mound up enough snow to make a snowman. Heck, about all the snow we ever get is enough to make a snowman’s head.
Now I’m old enough to realize that the probability of having snow tomorrow is slim to none, but I have to confess, y’all. The first thing I’ll do Christmas morning is peek out the blinds at the ground. ‘Cause you just never know!
Mary the Teach has another photo blog, besides Ruby Tuesday. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Wednesday, she posts a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. She also has a tutorial on her blog on how to produce good photos in sepia. I you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.